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Les Pattenden
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Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   2/4/2012, 19:16

What a nice selection of cars Mal, which ones did you have the second year lol!
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Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   2/4/2012, 19:24

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Places Served : Catterick Newark Aldershot 201Shorncliffe WinterbourneGunner TOS SHARJAH Bunde 249 Singapore NE Thailand Aldershot Catterick
Registration date : 2012-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   2/4/2012, 20:51

An old mate Johnny Patm,,, owned a Renault Dauphine low slung two seater sportscar in Bunde in 1964. He was the mt lancejack and quite enterprising. There was nothing comparable by any of the Seniors.
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   2/4/2012, 21:11


Blimey !

We've gone Cinemascope ! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   2/4/2012, 21:14

Absolutely amazing, it will be trying to go 3D next, very hard on the eyes for those of us used to seeing things in B/W 405 line lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   3/4/2012, 07:38

The "Titanic" has just been re- released, as it's in 3D they spot the iceberg this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   3/4/2012, 19:41

In certain light conditions it is very difficult to see an Iceberg black side up. Of course the black water leaks down eventually.
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   3/4/2012, 20:15


Ahem . . .

I think the cause of t"he cinemascope effect" has revealed himself !
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   3/4/2012, 22:39

Dead Slow ahead No 1.
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Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   13/4/2012, 23:27

OK, at the risk of getting back to thread I'll play along for no other reason than it's blast for me. let's see first car in Germany...well I drove to Germany in a Datsun 120Y stop laughing! (I sold it to a bloke who drove it back to the UK and drove it for a few years) but of course I didn't buy it in Germany so the first car in Germany would have been... the Talbot Solara SX, I have fond memories of that car, the gearstick tended to come out in your hand at the most inconvenient of times but it mattered not it was a nice car. That was followed by... the 205 GTI I bought off a guy from RAF Gutersloh, then the 309 GTI (Same engine) in metalic gun metal grey with red trim! I was at that age I guess. Then came...a wife! and the first estate car, a Mitsubishi lancer which I chopped in for a Galant (Mitsubishi fad) which was the last car I bought in Germany. I have to say none of them were new, in fact the newest was the 309 which didn't have much more than delivery miles on it but if truth be told, I didn't like it much.

I've spent far longer on this post than I intended, each car comes with a thousand memories. They really were the days, happy days.
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   13/4/2012, 23:28

Ok who feked it up...
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   13/4/2012, 23:45

jimsigs1 wrote:
If I were to go back to BAOR again, the vehicle I would like to own is one of these :





Cruising all day at 50MPH - Great!!

50mph! In our MK2 Millie's the best we ever got was 30mph, unless of course we happened upon a downhill bit of autobhan, in which case it would have been rude not to engage 'silent sixth' a white knuckle ride unrivald by anything on offer at Alton Towers.
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 00:04

But still great Wilf and the various smells of oil, sweat, petrol etc.
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Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 00:29

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But still great Wilf and the various smells of oil, sweat, petrol etc.

My everlasting memory of driving a 'knocker' is not the size of the steering wheel, or the fact that you froze in the winter or in the summer you would push the (front) windows open and spend all night picking bugs out of your teeth, the thing I remember is lip reading. The passenger on the other side of the engine cover could be seen but not heard.


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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 00:38

Jim, you certainly got about more in your day than I did in mine however, what were you doing on HMS Santon?

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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
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PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 13:04

Hi Wilf,

Travelled back from Cyprus at the end of my 3 year overseas tour (Korea, Egypt & Cyprus) on HMS Santon because I was bringing my beloved Triumph Speed Twin home to the UK. I started to think about the idea in early 1957 and sought the help of HQ Cyprus District & one or two other people. We used to play host sometimes to the RN Petty Officers from ship which were patrolling Cypriat waters during the Eoka crisis. One of them suggested using one of the minesweepers as a means of getting from Cyprus to Malta. So off I went aboard HMS Santon with my bike wrapped in a huge tarpolin on the upper deck.

HMS Santon was accompanied by HMS Sefton (M179) and the route we took past Crete to Malta. The Lt Comdr gave me a copy of Admiralty Orders with red pen, glue & a pair of scissors and told me to get cracking with all the amendments.

Duly arrived at Grand Harbour Malta, quarantined, de-ammo'd and finaly moved into the dry dock where I stayed on board until arrangement were made for onward travel to Sicilly and Italy.

Was made most welcomed by the ship's company, especially the PO's Ward. Great time and great memories of 55 years ago.
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 14:40

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Hi Wilf,

Travelled back from Cyprus at the end of my 3 year overseas tour (Korea, Egypt & Cyprus) on HMS Santon because I was bringing my beloved Triumph Speed Twin home to the UK. I started to think about the idea in early 1957 and sought the help of HQ Cyprus District & one or two other people. We used to play host sometimes to the RN Petty Officers from ship which were patrolling Cypriat waters during the Eoka crisis. One of them suggested using one of the minesweepers as a means of getting from Cyprus to Malta. So off I went aboard HMS Santon with my bike wrapped in a huge tarpolin on the upper deck.

HMS Santon was accompanied by HMS Sefton (M179) and the route we took past Crete to Malta. The Lt Comdr gave me a copy of Admiralty Orders with red pen, glue & a pair of scissors and told me to get cracking with all the amendments.

Duly arrived at Grand Harbour Malta, quarantined, de-ammo'd and finaly moved into the dry dock where I stayed on board until arrangement were made for onward travel to Sicilly and Italy.

Was made most welcomed by the ship's company, especially the PO's Ward. Great time and great memories of 55 years ago.

I notice M179 is in Wilf's photo, Jim !
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Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 15:28

Great story Jim, you obviously look back on those days with great fondness and rightly so. Memories like that are priceless.
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Cars owned whilst in BAOR   14/4/2012, 15:49

Brum,

I have a photo somewhere of both M178 & M179 which I took in I think malta at the time. Sadly both ships belonging to the 'Ton' Class were srapped some time ago. HMS Santon served with the New Zeland Navy as HMNZS Santon 1965-6 then with Argentiniasn navy as ARA Chubat in 1967.
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